Lemon plants

In the 12th century, the pseudo-Ugo Falcando described Palermo’s fertile plain and its products. He focuses on fruit trees, mentioning the sharp and sweet pomegranates, citrons, oranges and lemons. Lemons, a citrus fruit of delicate flagrancy, are reminiscent of the island’s scent and of a grandiose work by Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), Nobel Prize-winning writer from Agrigento, entitled “Lumie di Sicilia”, staged in 1910 at the Metastasio Theatre in Rome.